United Way Mission United to commemorate Veterans Day throughout November

Mission United is joined by Mission Continues, Telemundo, Progressive Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, Swire Properties, Royal Caribbean International, Miami Marlins, VA Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project and others to honor veterans

To celebrate Veterans Day, Mission United is joining numerous veteran service organizations and corporate partners to honor veterans, active military and their families. Throughout the month of November, special events, giveaways, gatherings and volunteer engagements will take place to show respect and offer assistance to local veterans.

On Nov. 2, Mission Continues and Mission United presented Salute to Service in partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation in Homestead. This family-friendly project united veterans and the community to revitalize Seminole Wayside Park. Volunteers cleaned debris, removed invasive plant species, planted native trees and updated mile markers around the nature trial.

On Nov. 7, more than 100 veterans and their families from around the nation will receive keys to newly-refurbished vehicles as part of Progressive’s seventh annual Keys to Progress® event. In South Florida, four veterans from the Mission United program will receive much-needed cars.

On Nov 11, Mission United founding member General Douglas M. Fraser, USAF, Ret. will serve as keynote speaker at University of Miami’s Veterans Day awareness ceremony. The theme is “United in Service” to show that commitment to serve your community builds a sense of unity among individuals who believe in a cause bigger than themselves.

On Nov 19, Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (MSHRM) presents Boots to Suits: a Mission United Workshop at Keiser University. The workshop is open to HR professionals and veterans and will dive into the marketable qualities servicemen and women have that translates into civilian careers.

On Nov 20, the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police hosts Police Chiefs Thanksgiving Luncheon in partnership with Mission United to serve lunch to more than 200 veterans. Sponsors include Royal Caribbean, Starbucks, the Veteran Affairs Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project and the Miami Marlins.

Throughout the month, three different groups: JPMorgan Chase, Telemundo and Swire Properties packed hundreds of welcome home kits, backpacks with personal hygiene items, and boxes of Thanksgiving meal staples. These will be distributed to veterans throughout the month of November.

To learn more about Mission United, call 305-4-UNITED or visit www.MissionUnitedMiami.org.

Mission United provides veterans with personalized, tailored assistance. A case manager works with each veteran to gather information, assess needs and design an action plan with specific outcomes to help set him or her on the right path.

2019-11-12T15:21:29-05:00 November 12th, 2019|